Mami Madness Monday: My Love Hate Relationship With NYC

If you follow me on social media you’ll be able to tell that I love my city. I love it so much instead of following my family and friends to the suburbs Ive stayed. I love it so much that my accent is so think I could be an extra on the Goodfellas. I love it so much I can eat pizza and bagels every day without getting sick of it. I LOVE NYC ….. but I hate it too. 11182079_10152830961952043_7032998987314273078_n

I’m so torn because trust me living in the city is an adventure every single day for our family but sometimes we don’t want excitement but want tranquility. At times I feel like giving up on NYC and dream of that suburban life that I never had growing up. Then there is that die hard Brooklyn we go hard girl that appreciates how the city has shaped me into the person I am today. My family and I really love to take advantage of what this beautiful city offers. Many people in NYC live here all their lives and never experience the rich culture that is literally  footsteps away. There are about 80 museums, over 40 theaters (not counting off Broadway), about 20,000 restaurants, about 1,700 parks, and 110 national landmarks. So many places!!

But then…… reality strikes when you have to pay your rent or mortgage. NYC why are you so EXPENSIVE!! In the burbs you can get a freaking mini mansion for the prices of apartments and town homes here. Plus you get a huge backyard parking, and no traffic. Fresh air , stars, no rats, and grass. To be completely honest I’m kinda scared of the burbs. Have you ever seen The Stepford Wives. The cookie cutter life is that for me??For right now we are staying put…I don’t know what the future has in store for us. We might even move to a farm with lots of baby goats. NYC I hate you but I love you.

If you had a choice where would you move your family City? Suburbs? Farm?



  • Lisa

    26 April, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I totally understand you chica. I love NYC too but not enough to live in that chaos. Lol. I’ve chosen to live in the burbs to get away from all the craziness because I wanted tranquility as well and that’s what I got. Never regretted moving an hour away!

  • Jai

    26 April, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I hear you! I was raised in Brooklyn but moved to Western NY in my teens. I love NYC and so does my husband and kids, but we would never live there. I love having a driveway, being able to afford to purchase a home and being able to let my kids play outside. Those are things I didn’t have growing up. I do love going there at least once a year for the shopping and sight seeing, but I can’t imagine living there anymore!

    I totally understand your struggle!

  • Danixa

    26 April, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I feel the same way! I remember in high school when I returned to NYC just minutes after graduating from High School. Excited couldn’t even describe how elated I felt upon returning back to the city I love. However rent and gentrification might force me to change my mind and move back to Maryland. The city I love is starting to resemble the suburbia I longed to escape. But I think about how far I came and how NYC also made me the person I am today. I’m thinking about moving in the next two years but I might change my mind lol.


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